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Old 01-14-2017, 06:21 PM   #1
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Cummins Quickserve question?

i've been trying to make the best use of my resources, but i can't find the answer.

does the quickserve system tell you what belt you should be running?

my esn is 44852416. i'm on belt try #2 now.

2kool4skool left a gates reference that's real close. but either i measure wrong or the parts list is wrong.

http://www.gates.com/~/media/files/gates/automotive/gates_fleet_hd_standard_4312030_2016_lr.pdf?la=en
page 202 - 93 bluebird

i measured the belt and got 27.5" for the loop. times 2 thats 55". from the gates reference, one belt listed is 54 3/8". i ordered that one and its to small. the next size up from the gates reference is 58 5/8". i kinda feel that ones going to be too long. would like to double check the quickserve but i don't see the info.

any help appreciated
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:32 PM   #2
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I just looked up your ESN on QSOL. It does not list any belts. Usually they are supplied by the OEM because it depends on what they use for pulleys, alternators, etc.
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Correct...the belts are not a Cummins item though many parts outlets carry some. As noted, the length can vary wildly based on accessories and routing. I used a flexible tailors tape to find mine. And don't forget to allow for the tensioner.
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:49 AM   #4
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As you know I went through this myself. There are several sizes like Bigmac says. I went to the AP 3 times in one day (25mi each way) and brought home multiple belts.
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:34 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone!

i was hoping Quickserve would indicate a belt for the engine. at least i'm not crazy thinking it should be there.

trying for 3 trips or less to get it done.
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Old 01-15-2017, 02:29 PM   #6
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They used to make an emergency repair belt that was around 4' of belt material and a connector so you could make your own belt?
I know it's extra work and money.
But if you could find that then you can make your own and take it to the store to match something.
I took my old gates belts with me and after matching numbers I still ended up with some that were to short? Same number but was like 2" short of even being close?
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Here's the size our bus uses.

2000 BB TC1000 w/ISB engine and elec. fan clutch. The belt runs around the crank, alt, wp, fan clutch and tensioner. https://www.amazon.com/Gates-K080740.../dp/B001R634DG
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i don't understand the difference.
it sounds the same as mine.
main crank, fan, tensioner, alternator, water pump

not mine, but the routing looks like this:



the 2nd try was too long at 58" and change.

now i cut the belt open and measured it carefully. it measured 56" even.

the clerk looked up the 2 closest belts
K080560hd - 56 5/8" or
K080550hd - 55 11/16"

i ordered the bigger of the 2 and will try it. that means no more than one more try after that.
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If you still have troubles, call a bluebird dealer and give them your body number. From that they should be able to order you a belt or at least give you a part number.
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another trip to the store.

that belt was too long..... i'm feeling a bit like goldilocks, in search of one that's just right.

new belt ordered - K080550HD - 55 and 11/16ths inches. will try again in a couple of days.

the turbo and mainfold are ready to put back in.



is it normal for the water pump to leak when you are installing a belt?

i still have a broken manifold stud to get out of the block. nothing is easy.

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